A four-year old Asian girl was run-over in the Al Basra residential area of Al Ain yesterday.
Captain Abdullah Ali Al Shamsi, Director of Investigation at the Department of Traffic of Al Ain attributed the cause of the accident to lack of attention on the part of the driver.
He was quoted in Al Ittihad as saying: “The vehicle causing the accident was coming in a residential area and the driver was caught unawares by the girl crossing the road.”
He added: “The girl was crossing the road after getting down from her father’s vehicle.”
Meanwhile, deaths due to traffic accidents since the beginning of the year until yesterday were 6, in the city of Al Ain.
Al Shamsi called on families to monitor children during boarding and disembarking from their vehicles and not to let them cross roads without being escorted.